Racial justice and reconciliation are central to the gospel. Here's how predominantly white churches can join the cause.
The multiethnic church movement has experienced considerable strain. This is cause for correction, not despair. Here are some first steps.
Focus on these things in sermon preparation and you'll minimize the distractions that can derail productivity.
“When We’re in a Posture of Hospitality, We Can’t Objectify Those With Whom We Disagree. We Can’t Throw Stones While Serving Bread.”
"The problem of reconciliation is much too big to be wrestled to the ground by plans that begin in the minds of men."
“When People Begin to Understand the Perfect Love of God, It Spreads Out From Heart to Church to City, Patiently Healing.”
“You have to construct a philosophy of ministry where you show people that diversity and reconciliation aren’t fringe issues, but that they’re tethered to the gospel.”
“Our sanctuaries reflect our dinner tables. So if you want a diverse sanctuary, then you have to have hundreds of diverse dinner tables.”
Leaders call for a reformation of unity and diversity.
Mark DeYmaz: “Can a church really hope to redeem a community if it does not reflect the community?”